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> DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) vs SHAUN OF THE DEAD, The big one
Which do you like best?
Which do you like best?
DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) [ 24 ] ** [51.06%]
SHAUN OF THE DEAD [ 23 ] ** [48.94%]
Both are dead to me [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Total Votes: 47
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post Jun 16 2006, 02:08 PM
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Yes, SoTD was good but DoTD was such a classic.

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post Jun 16 2006, 02:40 PM
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I voted 'Shaun'.

I'll admit it, I've not seen 'Dawn' so it's not an entirely fair choice... But I've watched 'Shaun' more times than I've watched any other film. I just love it so much. This leads me to believe that it's highly unlikely that I'm going to enjoy 'Dawn' more, even if it is excellent.
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post Jun 16 2006, 11:41 PM
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QUOTE (Jon 79 @ Jun 16 2006, 02:12 PM)
In my mind, what Romero does for horror, Wright equals it for comedy.
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I second that.

I voted Shaun. So rewatchable and the audience seems to care about the characters much more. I know Shaun wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Dawn, but the number of times I've watched Shaun can't match Dawn.
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post Jun 17 2006, 01:43 AM
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And while I do love the characters in Shaun, they do at times seem too sitcom-ish to be real, as opposed to Dawn, whose protagonists, while perhaps not the most realistic ever put on film, do seem to have a slight bit more authenticity.

Granted, that difference is one of the things that makes Shaun so much fun. But it's nice to see "real" people in a zombie film, once in a while.

That said, it's a wonder I didn't like the Dawn remake all that much... Oh, wait, that's right: Running zombies.
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post Jun 17 2006, 01:59 AM
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QUOTE (Omniscia @ Jun 16 2006, 09:43 PM)
it's a wonder I didn't like the Dawn remake all that much... Oh, wait, that's right: Running zombies.
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Ain't that the truth. What a cop-out.
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post Jun 17 2006, 02:51 PM
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QUOTE (mcraigclark @ Jun 17 2006, 02:59 AM)
Ain't that the truth.  What a cop-out.
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...and they changed the rules in the remake. ...No re-animation if they're not bitten! .....
Hmmm .... I think it's got about as much right to be considered a zombie film as 28 days later. biggrin.gif

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post Jun 17 2006, 04:30 PM
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QUOTE (Jon 79 @ Jun 17 2006, 04:51 PM)
...and they changed the rules in the remake.  ...No re-animation if they're not bitten! ..... 
Hmmm .... I think it's got about as much right to be considered a zombie film as 28 days later.  biggrin.gif
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Nah, that's not fair. In Dawn (remake) the dead people are rotting like punks in the mid-eighties. Greatest zombie-make-up ever. Not just these hooligan-guys from 28 days later, who are just a little bit dirty. (I still ove 28 days later thought.)
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post Jun 17 2006, 07:21 PM
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The Dawn remake kicks ass.

Despite the many flaws in Dawn of the Dead, it remains a seminal zombie film and therefore trounces Shaun fairly easily.

I do prefer Night of the Living Dead though.
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post Jun 17 2006, 10:11 PM
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Shaun beats Dawn...
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post Jun 18 2006, 09:39 PM
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QUOTE (Sir_Robin_the_brave @ Jun 17 2006, 07:21 PM)
I do prefer Night of the Living Dead though.
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Deffinately.
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post Jun 18 2006, 09:40 PM
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For once. Seff is right. (Even if his semantics suck ass.)
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post Jun 19 2006, 11:06 PM
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It's Shaun for me. It's something I can watch again and again and guarantee a laugh every time. Dawn's great but perhaps can be a little flat and prolonged at times. I wouldn't want to watch it very often.

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post Jun 19 2006, 11:59 PM
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See, that's the rub on this here poll - it's subjective down the reasons why you voted for something. I voted for Dawn not only because of my personal attachment to it but because it's arguably the seminal zombie film. If we're only going by how it stands up to repeat viewings - then sure, I'm liable to watch Shaun more often. Double plus funny and pretty, pretty Pegg wins out, even over David Emge's masterful spastic zombie walk. laugh.gif

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post Jun 20 2006, 05:27 AM
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QUOTE (thirtyhelens @ Jun 19 2006, 05:59 PM)
See, that's the rub on this here poll - it's subjective down the reasons why you voted for something.  I voted for Dawn not only because of my personal attachment to it but because it's arguably the seminal zombie film.  If we're only going by how it stands up to repeat viewings - then sure, I'm liable to watch Shaun more often.  Double plus funny and pretty, pretty Pegg wins out, even over David Emge's masterful spastic zombie walk.  laugh.gif
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post Jun 20 2006, 05:40 AM
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QUOTE (Punkass @ Jun 19 2006, 09:27 PM)
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